Studying at University: How to Adapt Successfully to College Life

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Routledge, Dec 8, 2003 - Education - 160 pages
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Studying at University is an essential guide for anyone wanting to know how they can make the very best of their university experience. This highly informative book offers guidance to those in sixth form and college on what universities are all about and what being a student actually involves. The author also offers sensible advice to new and existing students on how they should set about their studies.

Key topics include:

  • choosing the university that is best for you
  • preparing yourself for university life
  • how and why universities are so different from school
  • how to get the most out of lectures and seminars
  • preparing and writing essays and assignments
  • revising for exams and exam technique.

Written by a university lecturer with vast experience of speaking to students about this nerve-wracking process, this engaging and accessible book is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants their move into higher education to be as informed and stress-free as possible.

 

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Contents

What makes universities special?
13
Choosing your university
39
Are too many students like this?
55
Routines of study
71
Classes seminars and tutorials
87
Revising for examinations
111
Examination technique
118
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About the author (2003)

G. W. Bernard is professor of early modern history at the University of Southampton. His books include Power and Politics in Tudor England.

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